Adobe® Premiere® Pro is claimed to be the most widely used NLE (non-linear editor). A key reason for this is not only the creative capability of the software itself but also the architecture for integration with other Adobe Creative Cloud applications as well as the 3rd party services and applications.
“No man is an island”
This architecture is what enables Premiere Pro to scale effectively beyond a single workstation to editing workgroups or even enterprise-wide. Even in small workgroups, users need to share media and understand where projects are in a lifecycle, and these are some of the elements in an Adobe Premiere Pro workflow.
Tools designed to enable Adobe Premiere Pro workflow differ from other tools by exploiting some of the integration options that Adobe have made available. For example, EditMate, from Vidispine, makes use of “Panels” in Premiere Pro. This enables users to collaborate and search, manage and deliver media from directly within the familiar Premiere Pro user interface.
EditMate also offers a web browser interface for all users outside of Premiere Pro to provide full access to the repository. Thus, the EditMate web browser user interface (UI) becomes the perfect frontend also for non-Premiere users such as producers and customers to be able to collaborate with the Adobe Premiere Pro editors.
In this article we will describe why and how EditMate from Vidispine continues to be the industry leading Production Asset Management (PAM) system for any Adobe Premiere Workflow.
Let's take a look at some of the key components of a general Adobe Premiere workflow.
An Adobe Premiere Pro Workflow can be divided into three different main components:
Ingest and acquisition of media
Creative editing of media
Delivery of finished media
The idea of the EditMate architecture relies on a centralized storage and a powerful object and metadata repository to manage collaborative media management and editing.
The EditMate architecture can be fully realized on-premise and / or in a cloud environment.